J., Age: 55, Pakistan

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29 September 2017

I was in Libya for 7 months and spent the entire time in prison. I paid my ransom three times but was not given my freedom in return. I’d pay my ransom and they’d would move me to another prison. The first time, I paid 2,500 dollars and was moved to a prison in Sabha. The second time, I paid 1,000 dollars and was brought to Tripoli. The last time, I paid 1,200 dollars and was moved to Zawia where I eventually departed for Europe. These prisons were all the same and I was beaten in all of them. I was beaten every day for 7 months. No one in the prisons respected my age or my white beard.

This testimony was gathered at the Pozzallo Hotspot on the 29th of September 2017

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